A lot of pictures..I mean an art journal update

If there’s an area where  I need more improvement in,other than getting myself to paint everyday,it’s posting on a more regular basis. I’m just not getting it into my routine yet..but I’ll get better.

I’ve been adding to my art journal everyday in some way,but some days I am working on the same spread. It depends on how much time I have to paint that day and sometimes it’s not a lot. That’s okay I just want to get into the habit of doing something. Something,for someone like me, is good.

Tomorrow is February the first and I’ve decided to participate in the 29 faces challenge again.

I’ve done this once before and I liked it so much!  I’m extremely  happy I thought to check when the next one would be happening before I missed it. (I think these challenges might happen twice a year at the same time every year..and I will double check that,but I couldn’t remember when those times were.

Thank goodness for lucky happenstance. Anyway, art journal updates:

I started this in December but I didn't like it and abandoned it.

I started this in December but I didn’t like it and abandoned it.

I don't absolutely love it but I like it better.

I don’t absolutely love it but I like it better.

The words say:

And when birds flew by

She always stopped to watch them,

Both to enjoy their grace


to feel the piece of her soul that rose

up and pressed against her body,

the part of her

that longed to follow them.

It’s a work in progress that I wanted to jot down before I lost the idea behind it. Again not perfect but…

Something to remind myself

Something to remind myself

I worked on this yesterday,the day before that and today:

art journal 29 023

I’m so tempted to turn her into a mermaid that I might just do that…

There is no reason that this took so long other than we had a lot of errands to run this week and it’s just been an off week in general. The little drawings were from a small notebook I carry with me. I made these sketches when I was thinking of doing another nude but I lost interest in the idea. The front sketch is not in proper form but I wanted to include it anyway and another sketch is on the other side of the notebook paper that I included as well.

art journal 29 021The words here are,”Dream:I want to live near the ocean one day.” (A dream I’ve had since the first time I stepped foot in the ocean.I was ten or something. Sigh. Maybe one day?)

There is one more two page spread that I want to share but that I’m hoping to get better pictures of . It’s one of my favorites so far. And there is another one that I’ll share later as well,that is probably my least favorite so far.

This book is about trying new things and those things aren’t always going to work,so it’s okay.

29 faces..starting tomorrow! I’m so excited to begin.


2 thoughts on “A lot of pictures..I mean an art journal update

  1. I love it when people journal their process. It really is about the journey and not the destination. I really like how your face turned out and the poem really spoke to me. All my life I’ve lived near the ocean. The few years I lived in Denver I really missed just knowing it was within reach. I still live near the ocean, but a completely different one! Your ladies feel very memaid-esque to me.

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